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WBGO's award-winning half-hour news magazine. Hard-hitting, informative and fun.

WBGO's award-winning half-hour news magazine. Hard-hitting, informative and fun.
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Newark, NJ

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WBGO's award-winning half-hour news magazine. Hard-hitting, informative and fun.

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@wbgonews

Language:

English

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Newark Public Radio, Inc. 54 Park Place Newark, NJ 07102 973-624-8880


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Theater Critic Michael Bourne Takes In Broadway's Various Jabs at President Trump

12/8/2017
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews several shows that don't shed positive light on President Trump, including a new play starring Oscar nominee Uma Thurman.

Duration: 00:04:00


Emotions Run High at Pearl Harbor Anniversary Remembrance in New York

12/8/2017
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Thursday was the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 23 hundred Americans were killed on that early Sunday morning. “Those who could fought back, but for many it was just a matter of trying to survive… to escape a burning hanger, to leap from a shattered and sinking vessel, to swim through waters chocked with oil and flames.” Bruce Mosler with the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum says tens of thousands survived the surprise attack on the Hawaiian naval base, but with...

Duration: 00:03:15


Yoga Pioneer Hosting A Lecture In Newark

12/8/2017
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The Newark Yoga Movement has been trying it’s best to reduce stress around the city for a number of years. “And in regard to the schools which is our primary focus, it was really to try to help children perform a little bit better academically and feel better personally," said Debby Kaminsky, founder of the Newark Yoga Movement. Her classes are regularly visiting students and teachers in city classrooms ranging from K-12. “Yoga can bring people together. Every kind of person together. It...

Duration: 00:04:02


Soccer Legend Ashley Cole Enjoys Giving Back

12/6/2017
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Here's the transcript of this edition of SportsJam with Doug Doyle featuring Ashley Cole: Doug Doyle : We’re here in New York City for this edition of SportsJam , and what a special edition it is. Ashley Cole, the legendary footballer is here to talk to us about a special event coming up right after this interview. You’re heading over to Harlem to dedicate a new field. The kids are going to go crazy when they see Ashley Cole. Tell us how Chelsea F.C. gets involved in community activities...

Duration: 00:27:09


Army Veteran And Writer Highlights Challenges Facing Recruiters in New Jersey

12/1/2017
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Since the end of the draft ended in 1973 recruiting has become one of the most important jobs in the military. It has also become one of the most challenging, particularly for recruiters in the northeast. Army veteran and writer for the independent military news and culture site TaskandPurpose.com Adam Linehan says, its a matter of national security. WBGO's Alexandra Hill recently sat down with Linehan to discuss his latest article on the many socio-economic hurdles many recruiters are...

Duration: 00:09:03


Theater Critic Michael Bourne Reviews The Band’s Visit and Desperate Measures

12/1/2017
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews Broadway's The Band's Visit and Desperate Measures off-Broadway. Click above to hear Michael's reviews.

Duration: 00:04:09


Newark Art Exhibit Brings Advocates Together To Discuss Mass Incarceration

11/30/2017
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A new art exhibit at Aljira in downtown Newark is bringing social justice advocates together to bring attention to the issue of mass incarceration. Recent statistics from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey show there’s over 35,000 people living behind bars in state penitentiaries. ACLU Criminal Justice Transparency Fellow Portia Allen Kyle says that comes at a cost of about 55,000 dollars for each incarcerated person per year. “That is more than the median house hold income...

Duration: 00:03:23


Arthur Browne: From Copy Boy at The Daily News to Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

11/30/2017
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In 1973, Arthur Browne became a copy boy at the Daily News. Now 44 years later he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of New York City’s home town newspaper. In the past four decades, Browne has covered the city’s most compelling stories…as a reporter, a columnist, editorial page editor and editor, investigative editor, managing editor, editor-in-chief and now as publisher. Politico calls Browne the “tortured heart and soul” of the newspaper. In 2007, he won a Pulitzer Prize for...

Duration: 00:30:23


A Deep Dive Into Round Midnight

11/24/2017
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WBGO's Nate Chinen chats with jazz historian, musician, author and University of Rutgers-Newark Professor Dr. Lewis Porter about the various versions of Round Midnight and the history behind the tune. Dr. Porter's Deep Dive posts can be found at www.wbgo.org. Click above to hear the entire interview with Dr. Porter and Nate Chinen.

Duration: 00:21:18


"Office Hour" Shocks Theater Critic Michael Bourne

11/24/2017
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Theater critic Michael Bourne is very rarely surprised while watching shows, but he was actually shocked by a new play off-Broadway Office Hour, now playing at the Public Theater. Michael also reviews John Leguizamo one-man show at Studio 54.

Duration: 00:03:22


Taking House Raising To New Heights

11/24/2017
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On this weekend after Thanksgiving we thought we'd re-visit a character in Maine we met on the WBGO Journal last spring. Gardner Waldeier has been producing videos for YouTube about his quest to build a house from trees on his property. These days he's very grateful for friends and neighbors who helped him raise the frame of that house on a chilly weekend earlier this month.

Duration: 00:04:38


WBGO Remembers Jazz Singer and Songwriter Jon Hendricks

11/23/2017
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Legendary and pioneering jazz singer and songwriter Jon Hendricks died on Wednesday. He was 96. WBGO's Doug Doyle has a special tribute to the man Time Magazine called the "James Joyce of Jive." For more on the life of Jon Hendricks, you can check out this post on our website.

Duration: 00:02:57


Dee Dee Bridgewater On Recording Her Dream Album

11/22/2017
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It’s been a busy year for vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. WBGO’s Ang Santos caught up with the jazz icon in New York City, as she tours in support of a new album. Ang Santos: Joining us on the WBGO Journal is Dee Dee Bridgewater, at the Blue Note in New York City. No stranger to our airwaves, Thanks for being with us. Dee Dee Bridgewater: You’re welcome AS: You’re touring for your new album, 'Memphis, Yes I’m Ready'. To my understanding the album was a project that spanned over several...

Duration: 00:17:00


Judge Declares Mistrial In Bribery Case Against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez

11/17/2017
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New Jersey U-S Senator Bob Menendez is walking away a free man after the federal corruption case against him ended in a mistrial. it came after the jury in Newark deadlocked on a verdict. For the second time this week the jury told the judge they could not come to a unanimous decision on the corruption charges facing Senator Menendez and a co-defendant. That’s when the judge declared a mistrial, saying it would be futile to go any longer. Outside court, Senator Menendez, a high-ranking...

Duration: 00:02:20


Theater Critic Michael Bourne Reviews Trio of Off-Broadway Shows

11/17/2017
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews three off-Broadway production during the year-end theatre marathon: Illyria , Jesus Hopped on the A Train , School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls

Duration: 00:04:42


Harlan Jacobson Reviews "Roman J. Israel, Esq."

11/17/2017
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At 58, Dan Gilroy has mostly been a screenwriter noted for Two for the Money in 2005 with his wife Rene Russo caught up in a gambling thriller with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey, the Bourne Legacy in 2012 directed by his brother Tony Gilroy—that’s the one where Jeremy Renner stepped in for Matt Damon. And two years ago, the influential but mostly unseen Nightcrawler , which Dan Gilroy wrote and directed, with Jake Gyllenhaal as a creepy guy with a video cam making the scene at the birth...

Duration: 00:06:38


Foreclosures Put NJ Idle Youth At High Risk For Opioid Addiction

11/14/2017
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Years after the Great Recession there is one age group still having a really tough time getting traction. Across the country there are over five million 16 to 24 year olds who are neither in school nor working. This idleness, experts warn, puts these young people at a increased risk for opioid addiction. For this first edition of WBGO INVESTIGATES, Bob Hennelly went to Cumberland County where over 1 in 5 of young people find themselves idle and opioid addiction is taking a terrible toll....

Duration: 00:12:06


Theater Critic Michael Bourne Reviews Broadway Revival of M. Butterfly

11/10/2017
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The Broadway season is heating up for the holiday season, although not all the plays are light-hearted. Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the revival of the play M. Butterfly . Click above to hear Michael's review.

Duration: 00:03:28


Dizzy Gillespie Bigger Than Life

11/10/2017
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Last month, Harlem hosted a 100th birthday tribute to trumpeter and innovator Dizzy Gillespie. The celebration included wonderful music and the unveiling of huge colorful murals of the jazz legend.one of the all-time greats in jazz. Global street art and human rights campaign, Education Is Not A Crime, announced the creation of the John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie 100th Anniversary mural at 229 West 135th Street. The mural is the project’s 20th and largest in New York. Esther Dillard, an...

Duration: 00:04:12


Newark's "Silver Stars" Celebrating 40 Years of Music and Perseverance

11/10/2017
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Newark’s longest-running vocal group known as the Silver Stars . The soul and R & B group's story is one of tribulation, redemption, perseverance, triumph and insatiable quest to make great music. The Silver Stars will be opening for the Hall of Fame group The Whispers on November 18th at Newark Symphony Hall on Broad Street in Newark at 8:45pm. The soul and R& B group currently consists of three members…two of them are originals, Al-Khalique...

Duration: 00:21:49

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